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a common skate

Common Skate Dipturus batis

The largest species of skate in the world, the common skate is also one of Britain's largest fish species. They live on sandy or muddy seabeds, down to depths of 600m. Whilst mostly feeding on crustaceans, they have the speed and manoeuvrability to catch species such as mackerel too. Image: Gonzalo Mucientes Sandova (iNaturalist).

Find out more: Suffolk Wildlife Trust, iNaturalist, Marine Life Information Centre